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Technical anyone ever think of a fire extinguisher for garage ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by The Bomber, May 16, 2019.

  1. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 1,938


    I have 4 in my garage. One is mounted on the wall, and three are on the floor for me to trip over, all of which are right next to the little sensor for the garage door. I also have 2 in the kitchen on the counter, but don't have any elsewhere in the house. I also have one of those small disposable ones in each of the Hot Rods.

    The black pointy thing next to the extinguisher is my anvil, so I can trip over it also. 1949 Ford PU Front in garage - Copy.JPG
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  2. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,729


    like,like like.ive 1 large in the corner 1under the seat and I smaller on the shelf,plus 1 in the smoke alarms any ive ever replaced I gave new batteries and screwed them up in the garage as well.
  3. Jethro
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,383


    I'm also a retired "buckethead" 27 years on the job. Most fires with the exception of flammable liquids and energized electrical equipment can be extinguished with water. I do some forging and always have a 5 gallon bucket full of water. It's good for small spot fires and if you burn a hand on something hot it's good to cool the burn immediately after you smell cooking meat.
    As far as the dry chem extinguishers go it's been mentioned to check them regularly and get them serviced by a professional every 5 or 6 years. One thing though, NEVER test fire a dry chem extinguisher. When it comes time to use it in anger all the pressure will have bled off. Dry chem extinguishers are a one use thing , not use a little then put away. Also it has been mentioned that extinguishers should be close to exit routes. Never go through a fire to get an extinguisher.
    Know when to get help , don't overextend yourself and put your life in danger. call 911
    Unless you gotta save a life it's not worth dying for stuff!
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  4. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 2,278

    from Oregon

    I actually have fifteen but I collect those brass ones. I have two of those big brass ones as well.
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  5. Rich S.
    Joined: Jul 22, 2016
    Posts: 275

    Rich S.

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  6. jjjmm56
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 456

    from FL.

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  7. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 3,087

    from Ioway

    It's not a bad plan to familiarize yourself and family members on their use beforehand.

    When there's an actual fire - that's not the time to wonder "How does this thing work". Yes, there are directions in bold print on the side, but when people panic they don't think clearly. I read about a house fire that was a total loss, consumed everything. It started small, one of those fabric deals some people use for microwaving a potato, and it started smoldering after it was put away in a cupboard.

    There was a full size fire extinguisher in the Kitchen. Point being it's not enough to have a fire extinguisher in every room if nobody knows or is too scared to use it or whatever.
  8. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 604


    Two 10# ABC type on the welding truck, two in the shop along with a pressurized water can, several small ones in the house, one in each car.
  9. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 2,671


    You will have one after you set the floor of your trunk on fire with a 26 Gallon fuel cell in the trunk full of gas and the car in your garage on jack stands.
    Fortunately had one in the car. The track required one . I always keep one handy.
  10. just to keep in mind easy reach, not in some hole ya can't get to
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  11. JWL115C
    Joined: Jan 28, 2010
    Posts: 118


    A fire extinguisher AND a smote alarm in every garage. I also disconnect the battery ground when the roadster is parked in the garage.
  12. chriseakin
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 317


    You can get fire grenades now too, for that situation. Pull the pin and throw it in. Doesn't explode but sprays out a mist that puts the fire out very quickly in an enclosed space.
  13. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,086


    Maybe overkill but i have one on each wall and one on the lift.
  14. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 4,984

    Bandit Billy

    I see a lot of extinguishers next to the exit door. I have one in the back of the shop in case I get trapped back there. Food for thought
  15. Sprinklers in the ceiling like a business?
  16. I too keep one next to my torches and welder.
  17. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
    Posts: 916

    Cliff Ramsdell

    Yes, I have two in the garage and another 4 scattered throughout the house.

    I’ll make this suggestion, secure it and keep it from being blocked. We had a fire at our house and since we were home, and had a fire extinguishers I was able to put the fire out and save our house.

    Cliff Ramsdell

    Electrical panel fire caused by water leaking down the inside of the cable from the meter box.

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    One of my shop extinguishers, easy to get at.


    I used this little extinguisher to save the house.

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